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December 2018 timetable change

Train times and tickets are usually available for customers to plan and book their journeys up to 12 weeks before departure. However, for the duration of the next timetable beginning on 9th December, some may not be available until closer to the date of departure.

The majority of weekday services will be unaffected, although journeys at weekends are likely to see changes to the expected timetable.

There will be a slight delay whilst we work on releasing Advance purchase tickets and seat reservations for all of our trains from the 9th December.

Further updates will be available shortly.

What this means for buying tickets

With only a small number of trains affected by engineering works, we want customers to continue planning their journeys with confidence and CrossCountry have put in place a series of measures to reassure them.

Purchasing tickets between 12 and 6 weeks prior to departure

Customers will still be able to purchase Anytime and Off-Peak train tickets 12 weeks before departure, however CrossCountry Advance tickets may not be available until six weeks before departure due to timetables not being finalised.

Purchasing tickets on other operators

If a customer purchases a ticket more than six weeks before their journey, they should check back with the train operator they will be travelling with at the six weeks mark to see if their train time has been altered. If so, and they then do not wish to travel, they can request a refund from their original retailer.

Purchasing tickets for CrossCountry services

If you booked between 12 and 6 weeks before your travel date and your journey has been affected, you can travel on an alternative CrossCountry train two hours either side of your original service, although any seat reservation on the original train cannot be honoured on the other service.

How can I find out if my journey will be affected?

If you are due to travel within the next six weeks, you can see if your journey has changed by searching our website.

If your travel date is more than six weeks in advance, you can select your travel date in the “by date” tab which will allow you to search for the work being carried out on the network. If engineering work is happening on your travel date you will see a list of results, which you can select to view more information.

You can also use our route map to see which of these engineering works may affect your journey.

Does this affect my date of travel?

Use the table below to see if your date of travel has any planned changes to train times affecting CrossCountry services or services run by other operators.

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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Llandudno Junction / Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    Following the severe weather events during Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Significant repair work must be undertaken before the line reopens. You can view images of the damage here.

    The line is expected to remain closed for several weeks. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, route disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

    How does this affect my journey?

    Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between these stations.

    Bus information:

    The buses will be run by Llew Jones Coaches and will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #BlaenauFfestiniog

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    Disruption between Luton and London St Pancras International until approximately 16:00

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

    Thameslink between Bedford / Luton / Kentish Town and Sutton / Three Bridges / Rainham

    Description

    3 out of the 4 lines between St Albans and London St Pancras International have now reopened, following damage to the overhead electric wires in the Cricklewood area. Major disruption to trains between Luton and London St Pancras International is expected to continue until approximately 16:00, while services return to normal. Trains may be delayed or cancelled.

    Advice for East Midlands Trains customers:

    Trains are now able to run between Luton and London St Pancras International. East Midlands Trains services may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

    Advice for Thameslink customers:

    Please allow extra time to complete your journey as services may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or subject to alteration and cancellation.

    Please check journey planners prior to travelling and continue to listen to station announcements for service amendments.

    To assist you with your journey, please use your valid tickets on the following services (please note, buses are replacing trains between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace via Welwyn Garden City due to planned engineering works):

    • Great Northern services via any reasonable route
    • Southern services between London Victoria and Three Bridges
    • London Underground between West Hampstead and London Blackfriars
    • London Underground between London terminals
    • London Overground between Highbury & Islington, Clapham Junction and West Croydon (via West Hampstead)
    • London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston
    • London Northwestern Railway between St Albans Abbey, Watford Junction and London Euston (the walking time between St Albans and St Albans Abbey is approximately 25 minutes)
    • London Buses between Elstree & Borehamwood and London terminals (bus routes 107 and 292 operate every 15 - 20 minutes between Elstree & Borehamwood and Edgware London Underground station)
    • Arriva Buses on route 321 between Luton, St Albans and Watford Junction
    • Metroline on route 84 between St Albans and Potters Bar

    You may also use Arriva Buses (The Shires / Greenline) on the following routes:
    • 724 between St Albans and Hertford North via Hatfield
    • 724 between St Albans and Heathrow Airport via Watford Junction
    • 100 / 101 between Luton and Stevenage
    • 300 / 301 between St Albans and Hatfield
    • 755 / 757 between Luton Station, Luton Airport and London Victoria (Buckingham Place Road)

    Additionally you may use Uno Buses on the following routes:
    • 601 between Radlett and Welwyn Garden City
    • 602 between St Albans and Welwyn Garden City / Hatfield
    • 653 between St Albans and Hatfield


    The following ticket acceptance is also in place in the Sutton area:

    • South Western Railway between Wimbledon and London Waterloo
    • Tramlink between Wimbledon and West Croydon / East Croydon
    • Southern between Sutton and London Victoria

     

     

    You can see a map showing alternative routes here.

    How is this currently affecting the train service?

    3 out of the 4 lines between St Albans and London St Pancras International have now reopened.

    Services will still be subject to severe delay, alteration and cancellations. Even though the team are trying to avoid it, service gaps may still occur at this time.

    Can you tell me more about the incident?

    There was damage to the overhead line equipment in the Cricklewood area, which required repair by specialist engineers. Overhead lines supply electrical power to trains, to enable them to run.

    Network Rail engineers have now fixed the fault to a point where trains can run on 3 out of the 4 lines.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cricklewood

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    Disruption between Barry and Bridgend expected until at least 18:00

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend

    Description

    Network Rail have reported that a hole has appeared between the tracks between Barry and Bridgend. As a result, trains may be cancelled or started / terminated at Rhoose Cardiff International Airport.

    We anticipate that disruption will continue until at least 18:00.

    Customers should also be aware that, due to engineering work taking place this weekend, buses are also replacing trains between Cardiff and Swansea.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Transport for Wales are currently attempting to source replacement buses. We will provide an update once the buses have been confirmed.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Barry

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

     

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    Disruption at Cambridge expected until 15:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    At Cambridge

    Description

    The trespass incident at Cambridge has been resolved, allowing all lines through the station to reopen. However, whilst service recovers, trains may continue to be delayed by up to 15 minutes or cancelled until approximately 15:00.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Thameslink & Great Northern

    Thameslink and Great Northern customers may use London Underground services on reasonable routes.

    Customers may also use Greater Anglia services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street; however, please be aware that their services are also impacted by this incident.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    Disruption between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Enfield Town expected until at least 16:00

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, London Overground, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Enfield Town

    Description

    A track defect at Stoke Newington is causing disruption to trains between Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Enfield Town. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

    Disruption is expected until at least 16:00.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #StokeNewington

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

    Description

    Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

    Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

    If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

    There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey until Friday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

    Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

    All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

    Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the Future Engineering Work page for more information.

    Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

    Check before you travel:

    Up to Friday 31 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 1 June, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

    Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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    Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness from Friday 22 to the morning Tuesday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Inverness

    London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Inverness

    ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh and Inverness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness, closing all lines from Friday to Monday inclusive.

    Caledonian Sleeper:

    The Friday evening and Sunday evening trains between London Euston and Inverness in both directions will be diverted to run via Aberdeen and Fife.

    Replacement buses will run between Dundee and Carrbridge, calling at Perth, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore.

    LNER:

    Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

    On Friday, the 12:00 London Kings Cross to Inverness service will terminate at Perth. On Tuesday morning, the 07:55 Inverness to London Kings Cross service will start from Perth

    ScotRail:

    On Saturday, Sunday and Monday buses will replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Buses replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft and also between Ipswich and Lowestoft

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft, and also between Oulton Broad South and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between:

    • Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
    • Norwich and Lowestoft.
    • Oulton Broad South and Lowestoft.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

    Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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    Amended Caledonian Sleeper service between London and Inverness on Monday 25 March

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper service between London Euston and Inverness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness, closing the line overnight.

    On Monday night the Caledonian Sleeper service between London Euston and Inverness in both directions will be diverted via Fife and Aberdeen.

    Replacement buses will connect at Dundee, calling at Perth, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Amended 05:26 Hereford to Barry Island service on Monday 25 March

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    From Hereford to Barry Island

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport from 22:40 on Sunday 24 March until approximately 05:30 on Monday 25 March.

    As a result of this, the 05:26 Hereford to Barry Island service will run as two separate services. One from Hereford to Cardiff Central and one from Cardiff Central to Barry Island.

    If you are travelling from Hereford to Barry Island, customers may need to change at Cardiff Central.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from 21:25 on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Braintree / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich / Clacton-on-Sea

    Description

    High Output Ballast Cleaning is taking place each night between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Some trains may depart earlier than usual, and journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    Amended late night London Northwestern Railway service to / from London Euston after 21:30 from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Birmingham New Street via Northampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley a Northampton from 23:00 each night, closing some lines.

    After 21:50 train services from London Euston to Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only, to special timetable at reduced frequency. Rail replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

    • The 20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton.
    • The 22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston will not run.
    • The 23:04 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central will not call at Bushey.
    • The 23:35 Northampton to London Euston will start from Milton Keynes Central, with rail replacement buses operating between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central.

     

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Amended late night West Midlands Railway service to / from Hereford from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    West Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hereford and between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Great Malvern and Hereford each night from 22:50, closing some lines.

    The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern. Passengers are advised to travel on the 22:20 Great Malvern to Hereford Great Western Railway service - calling at Colwall at 22:26, Ledbury at 22:34, arriving at Hereford at 22:54.

    The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will not run.  A rail replacement bus will operate departing from Hereford at 22:59, Ledbury at 23:35, Colwall at 23:51, Great Malvern at 00:12, Malvern Link at 00:23, Worcester Foregate Street at 00:44, arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill at 00:54.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Amended midweek late night Northern services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern routes through Manchester Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in and around Manchester Victoria each night, closing various lines.

    • The 22:35 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.

    • The 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Preston to serve these stations.

    • The 23:25 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria (via Todmorden) will be replaced by a bus.

    • The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by a bus.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Buses replace evening / morning trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Wickford overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

    Monday to Wednesday:

    The last train unaffected by engineering work to run will be the 22:45 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria.

    After this train, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

    Tuesday to Thursday:

    The 04:00 and 04:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will start from Shenfield. The first train to run from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will be the 05:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Reduced Thameslink service to / from Sutton after 22:45 from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Thameslink between Luton / St Albans and Sutton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton (via Wimbledon), closing lines from 22:45 each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    As a result, services between Luton / St Albans and Sutton will be amended to start from / terminate at London Blackfriars, and will not run to / from Sutton.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Valid tickets can be used on London Underground / London Buses by any reasonable route.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can plan your journey on London Underground / London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

    Amended evening / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Victoria and Ashford International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place a various points on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    Maidstone East - Ashford International:

    The following trains will terminate at Maidstone East:

    • The 22:55 London Victoria to Ashford International. (Monday to Thursday).
    • The 23:25 London Victoria to Ashford International. (Monday to Thursday).
    • The 23:55 London Victoria to Ashford International. (Monday to Thursday).
    • The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International. (Tuesday to Friday).

    Replacement buses will run between Maidstone East and Ashford International / Canterbury West.

    Orpington:

    From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will depart a few minutes later than usual, and will run non-stop to Shortlands via Catford, and will then call at all stations to Swanley.

    A replacement bus will run from Herne Hill at 00:23 for all stations to Orpington. A replacement bus will run from London Victoria at 00:28 for all stations to Orpington via Herne Hill.

    Dover Priory - Ramsgate:

    On Wednesday and Thursday, the 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will terminate at Dover Priory. Replacement buses will run between Dover Priory to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Amended overnight / early morning Great Western Railway service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various routes on Great Western Railway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, closing various lines.

    Monday only 

    The 03:54, 04:58 and 05:29 Swansea to London Paddington services will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea to Cardiff Central to connect with these services, with additional buses running from Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central.

    22:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will terminate at Avonmouth. A replacement bus service
    will operate from Avonmouth to Severn Beach.

    22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids will arrive at Exeter St Davids approximately 8 minutes later than normal. 

    23:08 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Avonmouth earlier than normal. A replacement bus service will operate from Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations. 

    23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. A replacement bus service will operate from Filton Abbey Wood to Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

    23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids will depart Teignmouth and beyond approximately 8 minutes later than normal.

    Monday to Wednesday

    23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate Guildford. A connecting bus service will operate from Guildford to North Camp, Blackwater, Wokingham and Reading.

    Monday to Thursday

    20:15 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, departing Bridgend and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

    20:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern will terminate at Worcester Foregate Street. Alternative rail connections can be made from Worcester Foregate Street to Malvern Link and Great Malvern.

    21.11 Reading to Bedwyn will terminate at Newbury. A replacement bus will run from Newbury to Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn. This bus also connects at Newbury out of 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth.

    21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, departing Bridgend and beyond up to 27 minutes later than normal.

    After approximately 21:00, trains between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will not operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Buses will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

    Tuesday only

    04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from Bristol Parkway, then call Swindon and beyond as normal. An earlier departing replacement bus will operate from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway to connect into the train.

    Tuesday and Wednesday only

    21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart Totnes and beyond later than normal.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Guildford. An earlier replacement bus will run direct from Reading to Guildford to connect into the train. There will also be a bus from Reading, calling at Wokingham, Blackwater and North Camp to Guildford to connect into a later train.

    Tuesday to Friday

    00:18 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by road transport from Reading setting down only at all stations to Newbury.

    Friday

    The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. Customers for stations towards Exeter St Davids should travel on the 23:44 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Buses replace trains between Chester and Hooton from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Merseyrail between Chester and Liverpool Central

    Description

    Platform upgrade work will be taking place at all stations between Chester and Hooton, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Chester and Hooton, connecting into onward train services.

    There will be timetable alterations for trains to and from Hooton and on the Ellesmere Port line. Six car trains will run where possible and there is free car parking at many Merseyrail stations, including 109 spaces at Ellesmere Port.

    If you are travelling to or from Capenhurst station there will be a 30 minute rail replacement bus service.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

    You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

    Amended 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Stockport, closing some lines.

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and will call additionally at Crewe, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield or Stockport. Customers should use replacement bus service from Crewe for Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Amended midweek overnight / early morning Transport for Wales services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Various Transport for Wales routes

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Bridgend each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March, closing the line via Pontyclun.

    Engineering work is also taking place between Warrington and Manchester. As a result of the line closures, the following alterations will be in place:

    Monday to Thursday:

    The 17:20 Crewe to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Bridgend and Cardiff Central (via Barry).

    The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Fishguard Harbour service will run later than usual from Cardiff Central onwards. This service will be diverted via Barry. A bus will run from Cardiff Central to Bridgend via Pontyclun to connect with this train.

    The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 02:37 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be retimed to run later than usual.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Buses replace overnight trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Moorgate and Hertford North / Watton-at-Stone / Stevenage

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:45 to 05:00 each night from Monday 25 March until 05:00 Friday 29 March.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Worthing / West Worthing / Littlehampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hove and Worthing overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    As a result, buses will replace late night / early morning services between Brighton and Worthing / West Worthing / Littlehampton. This includes late night trains from Monday to Thursday, and early morning trains from Tuesday to Friday.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Amended late night / early morning trains between East Croydon and Oxted from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria / London Bridge and Oxted / Uckfield

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight in the South Croydon area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    As a result:

    Monday to Thursday:

    • The 23:53 London Victoria to Oxted service will terminate at East Croydon. A replacement bus will run between East Croydon and Oxted.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:

    • The 05:31 Uckfield to London Bridge service will not run. Customers should travel on earlier or later services (departing at 05:10 and 06:33).

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Llandudno Junction / Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    Following the severe weather events during Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Significant repair work must be undertaken before the line reopens. You can view images of the damage here.

    The line is expected to remain closed for several weeks. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, route disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

    How does this affect my journey?

    Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between these stations.

    Bus information:

    The buses will be run by Llew Jones Coaches and will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #BlaenauFfestiniog

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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    Disruption between Luton and London St Pancras International until approximately 16:00

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

    Thameslink between Bedford / Luton / Kentish Town and Sutton / Three Bridges / Rainham

    Description

    3 out of the 4 lines between St Albans and London St Pancras International have now reopened, following damage to the overhead electric wires in the Cricklewood area. Major disruption to trains between Luton and London St Pancras International is expected to continue until approximately 16:00, while services return to normal. Trains may be delayed or cancelled.

    Advice for East Midlands Trains customers:

    Trains are now able to run between Luton and London St Pancras International. East Midlands Trains services may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

    Advice for Thameslink customers:

    Please allow extra time to complete your journey as services may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or subject to alteration and cancellation.

    Please check journey planners prior to travelling and continue to listen to station announcements for service amendments.

    To assist you with your journey, please use your valid tickets on the following services (please note, buses are replacing trains between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace via Welwyn Garden City due to planned engineering works):

    • Great Northern services via any reasonable route
    • Southern services between London Victoria and Three Bridges
    • London Underground between West Hampstead and London Blackfriars
    • London Underground between London terminals
    • London Overground between Highbury & Islington, Clapham Junction and West Croydon (via West Hampstead)
    • London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston
    • London Northwestern Railway between St Albans Abbey, Watford Junction and London Euston (the walking time between St Albans and St Albans Abbey is approximately 25 minutes)
    • London Buses between Elstree & Borehamwood and London terminals (bus routes 107 and 292 operate every 15 - 20 minutes between Elstree & Borehamwood and Edgware London Underground station)
    • Arriva Buses on route 321 between Luton, St Albans and Watford Junction
    • Metroline on route 84 between St Albans and Potters Bar

    You may also use Arriva Buses (The Shires / Greenline) on the following routes:
    • 724 between St Albans and Hertford North via Hatfield
    • 724 between St Albans and Heathrow Airport via Watford Junction
    • 100 / 101 between Luton and Stevenage
    • 300 / 301 between St Albans and Hatfield
    • 755 / 757 between Luton Station, Luton Airport and London Victoria (Buckingham Place Road)

    Additionally you may use Uno Buses on the following routes:
    • 601 between Radlett and Welwyn Garden City
    • 602 between St Albans and Welwyn Garden City / Hatfield
    • 653 between St Albans and Hatfield


    The following ticket acceptance is also in place in the Sutton area:

    • South Western Railway between Wimbledon and London Waterloo
    • Tramlink between Wimbledon and West Croydon / East Croydon
    • Southern between Sutton and London Victoria

     

     

    You can see a map showing alternative routes here.

    How is this currently affecting the train service?

    3 out of the 4 lines between St Albans and London St Pancras International have now reopened.

    Services will still be subject to severe delay, alteration and cancellations. Even though the team are trying to avoid it, service gaps may still occur at this time.

    Can you tell me more about the incident?

    There was damage to the overhead line equipment in the Cricklewood area, which required repair by specialist engineers. Overhead lines supply electrical power to trains, to enable them to run.

    Network Rail engineers have now fixed the fault to a point where trains can run on 3 out of the 4 lines.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cricklewood

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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    Disruption between Barry and Bridgend expected until at least 18:00

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend

    Description

    Network Rail have reported that a hole has appeared between the tracks between Barry and Bridgend. As a result, trains may be cancelled or started / terminated at Rhoose Cardiff International Airport.

    We anticipate that disruption will continue until at least 18:00.

    Customers should also be aware that, due to engineering work taking place this weekend, buses are also replacing trains between Cardiff and Swansea.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Transport for Wales are currently attempting to source replacement buses. We will provide an update once the buses have been confirmed.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Barry

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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    Disruption at Cambridge expected until 16:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    At Cambridge

    Description

    The trespass incident at Cambridge has been resolved, allowing all lines through the station to reopen. However, whilst service recovers, trains may continue to be delayed by up to 15 minutes or cancelled until approximately 16:00.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Thameslink & Great Northern

    Thameslink and Great Northern customers may use London Underground services on reasonable routes.

    Customers may also use Greater Anglia services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street; however, please be aware that their services are also impacted by this incident.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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    Disruption between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Enfield Town expected until at least 16:00

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, London Overground, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Seven Sisters and Cambridge / Cambridge North

    London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    A track defect at Stoke Newington is causing disruption to trains between Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Enfield Town.

    Due to engineering work taking place via Tottenham Hale, trains are being diverted via Seven Sisters and there is no diversionary route available.

    How is this affecting the train service?

    Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until at least 16:00.

    A limited service will run between Broxbourne and Cambridge and between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport.

    London Overground are currently suspended between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt.

    Alternative travel options:

    Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

    FOR STANSTED AIRPORT and CAMBRIDGE
    London Underground: Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross (journey time 10 minutes) to Connect with Great Northern / Thameslink services between King's Cross / St Pancras to Cambridge for connecting Greater Anglia and Cross Country train services between Cambridge and Stansted Airport (Journey time 35 minutes Cambridge to Stansted Airport)

    FOR HERTFORD EAST
    The nearest alternative station is Hertford North (20 minutes' walk from Hertford East) which is served by Great Northern services to and from Moorgate journey time 50 minutes. Moorgate is a 5 minute walk or one stop on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines from Liverpool Street.

    FOR BROXBOURNE TO BISHOP'S STORTFORD
    London Underground Central Line between Epping and Liverpool Street via Stratford

    London Buses are also accepting Greater Anglia tickets between Liverpool Street and Waltham Cross

    London Overground

    You may use your ticket on:

    • Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt
    • Great Northern between Moorgate and Enfield Chase

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #StokeNewington

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

    Description

    Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

    Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

    If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

    There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey until Friday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

    Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

    All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

    Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the Future Engineering Work page for more information.

    Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

    Check before you travel:

    Up to Friday 31 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 1 June, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

    Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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    Buses replace trains between Battersby and Whitby from 21:40 on Friday 29 and all day Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Carlisle / Newcastle / Darlington / Middlesbrough and Whitby

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Battersby and Glaisdale, closing all lines.

    As a result, buses will replace trains between Battersby and Whitby. Some express buses will run between Middlesbrough and Whitby.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

    Southern between London Victoria / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ore

    Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

    Description

    Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

    Travel advice for travel to / from specific stations can be found here.

    Gatwick Express

    A reduced service will run every minutes between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

    Southern

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Three Bridges and Brighton.
    • Three Bridges and Lewes.

    Train services between Brighton and London stations will be diverted to run via Horsham, extending journey times.

    Services that run on coastal routes between Brighton and Eastbourne / Hastings will run, though there will be no direct services from these stations to London.

    Thameslink

    Trains will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton. These will be provided by Southern.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project information:

    The improvement works on the Brighton Main Line are a key part of a £300 million government-funded programme to tackle delay hotspots and boost the reliability of the railway in the south east, including the expanded Thameslink network.

    The Brighton Main Line is a key rail route, connecting Gatwick Airport and the south coast with London, and is used by 300,000 people each day.

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    Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Birmingham New Street and Plymouth / Penzance

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Services will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, extending journey times by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare.

    Great Western Railway:

    Services between London Paddington and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton via Bristol Temple Meads will be amended, and will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton.

    Some services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Penzance that usually run via Bristol Temple Meads will be amended to run via Westbury.

    Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare. An amended train timetable will run between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Amended service between Basingstoke and Southampton Central on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Newcastle / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Basingstoke / Woking and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Poole / Weymouth

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Eastleigh, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will divert between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, and will be unable to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

    Customers may use replacement buses between Winchester and Eastleigh / Southampton Central provided by South Western Railway.

    South Western Railway

    On Saturday, buses will be provided to run between Winchester and Eastleigh.

    On Sunday, buses will be provided to run between the following stations:

    • Winchester - Southampton Central
    • Winchester - Fareham
    • Romsey - Southampton Central (via Chandlers Ford)

     

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Amended service at Stoke-on-Trent from 22:15 on Saturday 30 and all day on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Reading / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

    London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe (via Stoke-on-Trent)

    Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will be diverted. Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

    London Northwestern Railway

    Trains will run direct between Stafford and Crewe, not calling at intermediate stations. Trains will arrive at Crewe up to 30 minutes earlier than usual, and will also depart Crewe up to 30 minutes later than usual.

    Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove, Alsager and Crewe.

    Northern:

    Saturday:

    The 21:43 Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent services will terminate at Macclesfield. The 22:55 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Macclesfield. Buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Sunday:

    Buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Virgin Trains

    On Sunday, no trains will run via Stoke-on-Trent. Instead, trains will be diverted via Crewe. Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

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    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from 23:45 on Saturday 30 and all day on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen, and also between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

    Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

    Great Western Railway

    On Saturday evening, the 19:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Newport. Alternative rail services are available between Newport and Cardiff Central.

    All day Sunday, buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central, taking approximately 40 minutes. Some trains will also be amended to start from or terminate at Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway.

    High Speed Trains will be replaced by road transport between Newport and Bridgend. Some late evening buses will be extended to Swansea.

    Transport for Wales

    It is not yet known if Transport for Wales services are affected by this engineering work.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Reduced service between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside / Reading / Weybridge / Brentford / Kingston / Twickenham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Waterloo and Queenstown Road Battersea, closing some lines.

    Trains between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside / Reading / Weybridge / Twickenham / Kingston will be amended to not run between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction.

    Customers should use alternative South Western Railway services to help with journeys.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury and Yeovil Junction / Axminster / Exeter St Davids

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction, closing all lines.

    Trains will either be diverted via Westbury and Castle Cary, or terminate at Salisbury.

    Buses will be provided to run between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction, calling at intermediate stations.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    No c2c trains to / from London Liverpool Street on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between Shoeburyness / Thorpe Bay / Southend Central and London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing all lines.

    c2c trains which normally run to / from London Liverpool Street will divert to run to / from London Fenchurch Street, calling additionally at West Ham.  

    Alternative travel advice:

    London Liverpool Street and London Fenchurch Street are a short distance away from eachother.

    You may also use your ticket on London Underground Jubilee Line services and on Docklands Light Railway services between Stratford and West Ham.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    For travel on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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    Amended late night / early morning services from London Paddington on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Slough overnight from Saturday evening until Sunday morning, closing some lines.

    As a result, the following trains will be amended:

    Saturday:

    The 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will depart earlier at 23:14.

    The 23:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart later at 23:33.

    The 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford service will depart later than usual at 23:38.

    Sunday:

    The 06:45 London Paddington to Reading service will start at Slough at 07:40. A replacement bus will run from London Paddington at 06:45 to Slough to connect with this train.

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    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    No trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich

    Tfl Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Romford, and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster, closing all lines.

    Greater Anglia:

    Train services will not run between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

    Buses will replace trains between:

    • Ingatestone and Newbury Park (London Underground).
    • Southend Victoria and Newbury Park (London Underground).
    • Southminster and Wickford.

    Valid tickets can be used on London Underground Central line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

    TfL Rail:

    No train services will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Shenfield.

    Replacement buses will run between Stratford and Romford (via all stations except Maryland), and also between Shenfield and Newbury Park (London Underground station).

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    No trains via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Broxbourne / Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Cambridge North

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stratford / Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale, closing all lines.

    As a result, services will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. Stations on this line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line. A map of walking routes can be found here.

    No trains will call at Lea Bridge.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Customers to / from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

    Project information:

    Network Rail are building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

    A new station is also being built at Meridian Water to support the regeneration of a vast industrial area into 10,000 new homes and nearly 7000 new jobs. Network Rail are delivering the new station as part of the £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme.

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    Buses replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft / Beccles on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft and between Ipswich and Lowestoft

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth, and also between Beccles and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

    As a result, buses will replace trains between:

    • Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
    • Norwich and Lowestoft.
    • Beccles and Lowestoft.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

    Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway

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    Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and James Street closing some lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No trains between Romford and Upminster on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Romford and Upminster

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Romford and Upminster closing the line.

    No trains will run between Romford and Upminster.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use London Buses between Romford and Upminster.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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    Buses replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria / Horsham / Littlehampton / Barnham and Bognor Regis

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Bognor Regis, closing all lines.

    All weekend, buses will replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between East Croydon / Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations between London Euston and Wembley Central over the weekend.

    As a result of this engineering work, Southern will run an amended timetable between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central. Please note there is no scheduled service at Milton Keynes Central on a Sunday.

    On Saturday until approximately 20:00, trains will not run between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

    On Saturday from approximately 20:00 until 12:00 on Sunday, trains will not run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

    On Sunday from approximately 20:45, trains will also not run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help with your journey, customers should travel via London Euston. Valid tickets will be accepted on:

    • Other Southern services between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.
    • London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston.
    • London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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